Now it’s not like I don’t vacuum and dust up Josie's fur every day. But for some reason it seems my dog decided last night was a good time to roll around on every carpet in the apartment. So I spent the morning vacumming, dusting and mopping like a wild woman. And I could knit another dog with all the fur I picked up. If I knew how to knit. Or spin fur into wool.
Of course, I can’t blame Josie. After all, it’s shedding season. And not just for dogs. For people too. This is the time we shed all the coats and sweaters we’ve been wearing for months. The boots get put away for another season, and a new pair of sandals takes their place.
It’s also a good time to let go of whatever stresses, strains or frustrations the winter put on our shoulders. The wind, the cold, and the darkness all leave a mark on our psyches I think. (Not to mention exams, homework, and study stress for those of you still in school) But just as the leaves are reborn on the trees, new flowers spring up from the ground and the baby birds suddenly appear and take flight, so should we see the summer as a fresh start. Shed the problems past and walk in the sunlight. It’s a time for new beginnings.
I’m working on some new things as well. And I'm having a blast doing it (because it's gonna be funny, wild and just a little magical. Would you expect anything less?). I will tell you all about them soon. Promise But for now, I’ve got to move the piano and get the Swiffer duster out. Because I think there’s probably a whole lot of white fur hiding back there, too.
Enjoy the summer everyone!